Jazz Venues and Organizations

NOVEMBER 2019
Bookings are subject to change, call to confirm.

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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills

Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Wed, Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 6-10pm, Renee Patrick Quartet; Sat, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7, 7-11 pm, Diana Lee Quartet; Suns, 6-10 pm, Guy Pennachio Quartet.

Elks Lodge, 6398 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, 7-9 pm Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band, dancing, food.

La Locando, 6830 E 5th Ave, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 284-6511, lalocandaaz.com, 5-8 pm Thurs, Jazzola; 

Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-9 pm, (480) 947-6042; maleesonmain.com, Renee Patrick-vocals & Nicole Pesce-piano

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: 7-10pm, Sat, Nov 16, Monte Procopio & Dave Ihlenfeld; Nov 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, Sima and her All Star Trio; Nov 30, Nicole Pesce & Renee Patrick

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 7:30-9:30 pm Thurs., $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts on sale: November 7, MICHAEL POWERS GROUP featuring Michael Powers-guitar, Ioannis Goudelis-keys, John Lewis-drums, Mario Mendivil-bass: November 14, INGRID “VISMAYA” HAGELBERG QUARTET featuring Ingrid “Vismaya” Hagelberg-vocals, Pamela Morita-piano, Allen Ames-bass/guitar/violin, Andy Gross-saxophone: November  21, JEFF LIBMAN QUARTET featuring Jeff Libman-guitar, Russell Schmidt-piano, Will Goble-bass, Dave Potter-drums: November 28, **CLOSED for THANKSGIVING**


METRO-PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat., food.

Dolce Vino Wine Bar Italian Cuisine (formerly Polo's Restaurant), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104: Auggie Mendoza-solo piano, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Bridget & the Aug (Auggie Mendoza), 6-9pm, Fri. & Sat.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun. Sept-June., donation requested. Nov 10– Sherry Roberson and her Trio featuring Dave Henning-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass and Kenny French-drums.

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix 85004, 602-258-0014, music nightly: 9 p.m. first Mon., JiGGle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums); 9 p.m. second Mon., Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums); 9pm fourth Monday, Sans Pagaie

Musicians’ Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838, live music every first Tues., free from 7-9pm (donation for snacks-beverages in support of Young Sounds of Arizona). Dec 3 – Papa John DeFrancesco

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jazz jam session, various jazz bands throughout the week.

Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85014, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com, live blues 8 pm nightly + special events, rhythmroom.com

St. Francis Restaurant, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85012, 602-200-8111, stfrancisaz.com, Dennis Rowland-Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. first-Sun. brunch

Ziggy’s Italian Bistro & Lounge, 9832 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, (602) 870-4122, Suns, 6-9 pm, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys, Julian Goldenthal-drums 


EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)  

Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-10 p.m. Fri & Sun. 

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover; Fri, Nov 15, 7-10 pm, Steve Powell Trio featuring Beth Lederman-keys, Jon Murray-bass and featuring Steve Powell-vocals-percussion; Sat, Nov 23, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Band featuring Sir Harrison Begay-vocals-guitar and Mahlon Hawk-bass; Sun, Nov 24, 6-9 pm, Simón Ames and his Brazilian Groove Band with Simón Ames-vocals-guitar, Curt Foster-keys, Nick Watts-drums, George Laughery-bass; Fri, Nov 29, 7-10 pm, Vocalist Mark Webb and the Rags Allen Band performing the greatest hits from The Beach Boys, Motown, and “Crooners” including Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Bobby Darin, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Roy Orbison, Michael McDonald  and others; Sat, Nov 30, 7-10 pm, The Sugar Thieves Trio featuring Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Mike King-bass; Sun, Dec 1, 6-9 pm, An Evening with Nicole Pesce performing her favorite songs on keys with Adam Clark-drums, Renee Grant Patrick-vocals.

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  LakeshoreMusic 2018-19 Series; Saturdays, 7:30pm; Nov 23, Carmela Ramirez y Más — CuBop A Latin Jazz Explosion; Dec 21, Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma A Winter Solstice Concert; Jan 25, New West Guitar Group; Feb 22, Chloe Feoranzo Quartet; Mar 21, Hot Club of San Francisco; Apr 25, Harold López-Nussa — Direct from Havana; May 16, Tamir Hendelman’s Spirit of Israel Ensemble.

SEDONA 

Sedona Jazz at the Church, Saint Luke’s Church, 2890 State Route 179 (between Chapel & Back O’ Beyond roundabouts), Sedona, 928-282-7366, 3-5 pm, Sundays, Dec 15 A Jazzy Little Christmas featuring Thano & Demitri Sahnas, guitars, with drummer Joe Garcia & Suzanne Lansford, Violin.

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CONCERT CALENDAR
NOVEMBER 2019 – APRIL 2020

December 10, David Benoit: A Charlie Brown Christmas, 7 pm, $53.50–$73.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, mim.org

December 12, Holiday Swing with Maria Muldaur and John Jorgenson, 7:30 pm, $43.50–$53.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, mim.org

December 13, Mike Stern and Jeff Lorber Fusion featuring Jimmy Haslip and Dave Weckl, 7 & 9 p.m., $28.50–$43.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, mim.org

December 19, A Peter White Christmas, 7 & 9 p.m., $43.50–$63.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, mim.org

December 20, Voctave, 7:30 pm, $45, $50, $55, Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg AZ 85390, dewpac.org

January 10, David Sanborn Quartet, 7 & 9 p.m., $38.50–$53.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, mim.org

January 10, Maceo Parker, 8 pm, $26-$72, part of the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival, University of Arizona, Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85719, uapresents.org

January 11, David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, 7:30 pm, $29.50-$49.50, part of the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival, Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress Street Tucson AZ 85701, tucsonjazzfestival.org

January 12, Grace Kelly & Aubrey Logan, 7 pm, $24.50-$39.50, part of the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival, The Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701, tucsonjazzfestival.org

January 13, David Hazeltine and The Battle featuring Eric Alexander, 7 pm, $25-$45, part of the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival, TCC Leo rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, tucsonjazzfestival.org

January 14, Veronica Swift with the UA Studio Ensemble, 7 pm, $25-$45, part of the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival, TCC Leo rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, tucsonjazzfestival.org

January 17, Stanley Clarke Power Trio, 7:30 pm, $50, Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.com

March 3, Ingrid Jensen, 7:30pm, University of Arizona, Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Rd., Music Bldg., Rm. 111, Tucson, AZ 85719, uapresents.org

March 7, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 3 pm, $40, $45, $50, Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg AZ 85390, dewpac.org

March 8, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, $40 – $55, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Mar 31, Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100, 7:30 pm, $45, Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.com

April 8, Cecile McLorin Salvant, 7:30 pm, $20-$57, Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701, uapresents.org

April 21, Jazzmeia Horn, 7:30 pm, $36, Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.com

 

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ORGANIZATIONS
Jazz in Arizona (JIA) is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to encourage the local performance and appreciation of Jazz music - America’s great original art form. 602-750-7045 or thenash.org

Arizona Classic Jazz Society
is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of classic (traditional) jazz, one of America´s original art forms. The Society sponsors monthly concerts and the annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, It has a scholarship program to support promising young musicians and reaches out into schools by presenting instructive live jazz performances. P.B.M. 204 9666 E. Riggs Road, Suite 114, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7410 Tel : (602) 922-7741 www.azclassicjazz.org

Phoenix Blues Society supports local and national music, Blues culture and heritage, arts education, and more. Monthly membership meetings are held at area local clubs on the second Wednesday evening of every month, followed by live music. www.phoenixblues.org

Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to creating an active and vital Blues and Heritage scene through promotion of live performances, education and raising awareness of the music and culture in southern Arizona. azblues.org

Tucson Jazz Society is devoted to promoting and preserving America´s original music--jazz. The Society seeks to assure continuity of this music through concerts, festivals, media activities and youth programs. A major emphasis is to provide work for instrumentalists and vocalists through society-sponsored activities and joint ventures with allied cultural, educational, and commercial organizations throughout southern Arizona. tucsonjazz.org

Prescott Jazz Society is dedicated specifically to assisting, advancing, supporting, promoting, and advocating the development and enjoyment of jazz music in northern Arizona. pjazz.org